The Rise and Fall of Driver

Share this & earn $10
GVMERS
Published at : 03 Dec 2020
969802 views
21436
455

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GVMERS

In the late 1990s, the PlayStation was abound with racing games. Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, Ridge Racer, and many more provided players with plenty of hours of breakneck entertainment behind digital steering wheels.
Among these games, however, was a decidedly different experience from Newcastle-based developer Reflections Interactive. Simply titled Driver, the game focused more on emulating the thrill of Hollywood-style car chases than on pure racing, allowing players to unleash their inner Steve McQueen across the United States’ roughest roads. The game was immensely successful, and quickly spawned a lesser, yet ambitious sequel that allowed players to exit and hijack cars nearly a year before Rockstar allowed players to do the same in Grand Theft Auto III.

Unfortunately, the subsequent popularity and quality of the Grand Theft Auto games would prove to be an albatross around Driver’s neck. Unable to escape the former series’ transcendental fame, Reflections would gradually inject more and more of its open-world trappings into Driver, leading to some major embarrassments, and the gradual loss of the franchise’s identity.
Finally, after switching multiple publishers and coming to terms with Driver’s strengths, Reflections would transition the series back into pure, car-chasing action with 2011’s Driver: San Francisco. The cost of doing so left Reflections uninterested in doing much else with the series – but resulted in an immensely entertaining experience; one that righted its predecessors’ missteps, while offering clever new ideas that helped release it from Grand Theft Auto’s shadow.

This is the rise and fall of Driver.

Subscribe to GVMERS:
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GVMERS

Follow @GVMERS on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/GVMERS

Like GVMERS on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/GVMERS

Join the GVMERS Discord channel:
https://discord.gg/sZApcwx

Subscribe to the GVMERS subreddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GVMERS/
DriverDriver 2Driver 3

The Cardigans - My Favourite Game “Walkaway Version”

The Cardigans - My Favourite Game “Walkaway Version”

4 Reasons Why You Are Living in A Dream

4 Reasons Why You Are Living in A Dream

Drew Barrymore Confronted Sarah Paulson About Her Impression

Drew Barrymore Confronted Sarah Paulson About Her Impression

Benny Blanco - Graduation ft Juice WRLD (1 HOUR!!)

Benny Blanco - Graduation ft Juice WRLD (1 HOUR!!)

Gross Sales vs  Net Sales

Gross Sales vs Net Sales

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

Chinese Dinner For Guests || Warm & cozy home #dawatvlog

Chinese Dinner For Guests || Warm & cozy home #dawatvlog

The secret that professional gamblers know about the world

The secret that professional gamblers know about the world

ADDING WAY TOO MUCH SLIMEATORY INGREDIENTS IN SLIME (MAGICAL CLAY!!) Slimeatory 662

ADDING WAY TOO MUCH SLIMEATORY INGREDIENTS IN SLIME (MAGICAL CLAY!!) Slimeatory 662

PRINCE BEST INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE

PRINCE BEST INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE

Charcoal Turpenoid Mashup

Charcoal Turpenoid Mashup

2020 ABC In an Instant Terror in the Library

2020 ABC In an Instant Terror in the Library

The Youngsters- Can I Come Over

The Youngsters- Can I Come Over

Evidence - Unlearning (Official Video)

Evidence - Unlearning (Official Video)

SPM i must be high

SPM i must be high

Top 10 Won't bite meme [Piggy Meme Roblox Animation / Gacha Life / Gacha Club]

Top 10 Won't bite meme [Piggy Meme Roblox Animation / Gacha Life / Gacha Club]

SIDESHOW BABY YODA - UNBOXING & REVIEW

SIDESHOW BABY YODA - UNBOXING & REVIEW

Employee passed over for promotion - difficult appraisal conversations

Employee passed over for promotion - difficult appraisal conversations

Best Indie Folk of 2018

Best Indie Folk of 2018

ONE OF THE BEST LOW END DEVICE PLAYER | REDMI NOTE 4 + GFX TOOL MONTAGE

ONE OF THE BEST LOW END DEVICE PLAYER | REDMI NOTE 4 + GFX TOOL MONTAGE

25 Most Commonly FORGOTTEN Wedding Details

25 Most Commonly FORGOTTEN Wedding Details

PLATAFORMA DIRECTLY, TRABALHE COM MUITAS EMPRESAS - CONTEÚDO GRÁTIS !

PLATAFORMA DIRECTLY, TRABALHE COM MUITAS EMPRESAS - CONTEÚDO GRÁTIS !

Trump Eases Showerhead Rules & Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Want Him Out | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Trump Eases Showerhead Rules & Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Want Him Out | The Daily Social Distancing Show

With You - Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory)

With You - Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory)

Flutter Tutorial for Beginners #8 - Images & Assets

Flutter Tutorial for Beginners #8 - Images & Assets

Six countries now refuse to chair Arab League

Six countries now refuse to chair Arab League

The Power of Interactive World-Building to Illuminate Reality

The Power of Interactive World-Building to Illuminate Reality

Kia Seltos 2020 1.6 (123 л.с.) 2WD AT Comfort - видеообзор

Kia Seltos 2020 1.6 (123 л.с.) 2WD AT Comfort - видеообзор

How to Fix Win­dows 10 User Pro­file Can­not Be Loaded Error

How to Fix Win­dows 10 User Pro­file Can­not Be Loaded Error

In- och utgående moms

In- och utgående moms

Insolvent Meaning

Insolvent Meaning

There are Solutions for Every  Problems by BK Sheeba Sister##563

There are Solutions for Every Problems by BK Sheeba Sister##563

Doling out the Halloween candy

Doling out the Halloween candy

Life of A Housekeeper

Life of A Housekeeper

The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor - US (FHD) [Series 21]

The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor - US (FHD) [Series 21]

Minecraft NOOB vs PRO vs GOD: MODERN HOUSE BUILD CHALLENGE in Minecraft / Animation

Minecraft NOOB vs PRO vs GOD: MODERN HOUSE BUILD CHALLENGE in Minecraft / Animation

Comic Story eps 01

Comic Story eps 01

Market Mapping: the Market Positioning Map

Market Mapping: the Market Positioning Map

Groove Coverage - God is a Girl (Official Video)

Groove Coverage - God is a Girl (Official Video)

Stop Putting Off Life Change. Start NOW!

Stop Putting Off Life Change. Start NOW!

How to know a man isn’t interested?

How to know a man isn’t interested?

Oftentimes

Oftentimes

Emma Ruth Rundle - Staying Power (Official Audio)

Emma Ruth Rundle - Staying Power (Official Audio)

Baby monkey Ni is very intelligently checks whether the cake is still in the bag

Baby monkey Ni is very intelligently checks whether the cake is still in the bag

북극곰이 왜 여기서 나와?

북극곰이 왜 여기서 나와?

MOFSL On Earnings Boost For Nifty After Corporate Tax Cut & More: IndianOpen

MOFSL On Earnings Boost For Nifty After Corporate Tax Cut & More: IndianOpen

COVID-19 was in U.S. earlier than initially thought

COVID-19 was in U.S. earlier than initially thought

Uncontrolled love BL

Uncontrolled love BL

"NIGHT RIDER" Final Preview + Verifier | Geometry Dash Extreme Demon

"NIGHT RIDER" Final Preview + Verifier | Geometry Dash Extreme Demon